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HOURS

Ground Hours: Apr. - Oct. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., daily. Nov. - Mar. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Mansion Hours: Guided tours only, F, M and Tu noon and 2 p.m. Sa-Su 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.

OFFICE

11 a.m. to noon, daily

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ADMISSION

Grounds are free.

House admission: $7.50/adult; $3.75/S.C. Senior; $3.50/youth age 6-15; Free for children 5 & younger.

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PETS

Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.

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BY THE NUMBERS

2 Trails: One to explore Hampton’s history and the other its natural beauty.

3 endangered species; the red-cockaded woodpecker, the swallow-kite, and endangered bats

2 cemeteries:  the historic African American Cemetery and the Rutledge Family gravesite

4 acres of “Wild Gardens”

12 rooms to explore during a tour of Hampton Plantation’s Mansion

220+ year old Washington Oak Tree, saved by the first president.

274 acres of land: enriched by natural beauty and centuries of history

300+ the number of articles, books, and stories written by Archibald Rutledge during his life

Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

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Virtual Exhibits

The South Carolina State Park Service has operated Hampton Plantation State Historic Site since 1971. However, for approximately 250 years prior to its purchase by the state, it was a thriving rice plantation, hunting lodge, and tenant farm. Individuals who lived at Hampton include members of two of South Carolina's wealthiest families, the Horrys and Rutledges, hundreds of enslaved individuals, including Harry, Isaac, Daphne, Patty, and Grace, and free African-American farmers, including Prince and Sue Alston, and Steve Boykin.

This exhibit will use the architecture of the Hampton mansion and its surviving artifacts to tell the stories of the many individuals, free and enslaved, who lived and worked at the plantation throughout its history. Click through to the exhibit records to learn about their lives and the changing landscape of the Hampton grounds.

Click here to start your tour.